So I am just past week 2 of the Dukan Diet (see part 1 here).
Not much to report really. I am now in the cruise phase which is one day of proteins only and one day of vegetables and proteins (obviously no potatoes or anything starchy).
I have totally cheated. I have had vegetables with my meals every day this week, and hell – I even had some sweets and rice on one of the days.
But what I did notice when I had these “transgressions” – there was no rush, no euphoria as I ate the disgustingly cold rice (thanks Barburrito) with some random meat. I had some sweets – meh. I’ve had 2 almond croissants in the Kitchen for days and I so far, have no urge to eat them.
Normally when I am on a diet, these types of food call me, they tease me, they shake their moneymakers in my face until bite the bullet and stuff them in my gob. Now, I am indifferent.
Has this diet has made me hate food – or has food lost some kind of power over me?
I don’t know.
Other things I’ve noticed this week:
1. Sleep is bad
Well not EVERY night, but mid week I was tossing and turning – someone who goes to bed at 4am and wakes at 8am should not have a problem sleeping but I did.
2. Skin is soft
Wow – the skin on my body is like a baby’s bottom. So soft so smooth, I am going to start charging people who want to cop a feel. The skin of my face is better too.
3. Eating banned foods or eating too much hurts
When I ate the small quantity of rice, I ended up with the worst gas buildup and OUCH! So much stomach pain. It’s like my body doesn’t want carbs and the like in here anymore.
And, a small amount of carbs made me bloat like nobodies business. URGH.
And constipation…I’ll say no more.
4. Dukan Desserts are rubbish
If you bought the Dukan Recipe book you will notice that the deserts are a ROYAL WASTE OF TIME. So I gave up. Yoghurts it is.
5. Food shopping is so expensive!
Last food bill was DOUBLE because lean ham and chicken, (lean cuts of anything is expensive) eggs, fish is EXPENSIVE. There is still a Mr C to feed so I bought him lots of tinned hotdogs – he seems to like that, bless him.
Anyway, I am adapting the Dukan diet to my own ends – my new philosophy: stick to proteins where possible and some good veg and carry on using sweeteners and avoiding obviously bad food (like burgers, crisps, chocolate and really fatty stuff).
However, proteins only is a killer hence I will keep having a bit of veg each day but still omitting carbs, which I am not really missing. I mean, people lose tons of weight just by cutting out carbs so I don’t see why I have to leave out the carbs AND vegetables.
Weight loss this week is -4lbs.
So I am on track. I need to do some exercise really to speed things along and get into SHAPE, which is not quite the same as just dropping the lard.
Have you tried Dukan?
How are you guys getting along with your diets, if you are dieting?